The library has access to databases to read past publications of The New Brunswick Daily Times, the Daily Home News, The Sunday Times, and the Home News Tribune.
Home News Tribune Digital Microfilm
Access digital images of the Home News Tribune online. Papers from 2010 to six months ago are available.
New Brunswick Daily Times & Daily Home News
This database allows you to search The New Brunswick Daily Times from the years 1871-1916 and the Daily Home News from 1887, 1889, 1903-1926. The Sunday Times is also included in the Daily Home News from 1916-1929.
The newspapers were digitized at 400 dpi. You can choose to search by keyword or browse by date. Due to the nature of our microfilms and the limitation of automatic OCR (Optical character recognition) indexing, a significant amount of words were not recognized by the computer when creating this database. Therefore, if you are searching for “Elmwood Cemetery” or “George K. Parsell,” please try using part of the names/phrases like “Elmwood”, “George Parsell” or “Parsell” only, to get a better search result. Our staff continues to work on improving the accuracy of the indexing.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the newspaper pages. After you click on the link on the result page, a PDF file will be opened with the search term highlighted. The search box on the left gives you a list of abstracts that contain your search term. You can close it to view the newspaper better, and click on the binocular icon on the left to bring the box back again. To view the full page of the newspapers, simply click the orange “View Full Page” button on the top of the page.
Printing and saving:
You can choose to print the full page or the current view of the page by clicking the printer icon in the tool bar. If you only want to print a specific article, you will need to save the newspapers first, open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and then select Tools > Select & Zoom > Snapshot Tool to highlight the article you wish to print. After highlighting the article, go to File > Print, and “Selected Graphic” should be automatically selected for you to print.
Funding in part has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey Historical Commission/Department of State. The project was also made possible with the permission of The Home News Tribune, and the generous support of the New Brunswick Historical Society.